English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

6-3-1958

Abstract

A study of certain of the critical comments -- both favorable and unfavorable -- that have been published on Pauline, Paracelsus, and Sordello should add materially to a better understanding not only of the poems themselves, but also of their relation to the totality of Browning's work. Such a study is the subject of this thesis, which may be regarded as having a three-fold purpose: (1) To focus attention upon the three poems with which Browning began his career; (2) to establish and comment upon early and modern critical opinions of the poems; and (3) to determine whether any significant differences exist between the viewpoints and methods of the early and modern critics and, if so, to explain such differences.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

Norton B. Crowell

Second Committee Member

C.V. Wicker

Third Committee Member

T.M. Pearce

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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